Libraries continue to sign Transformative Agreements while becoming increasingly convinced that they do not represent the desired transformation. Peter Barr explains why this happens.
Guest Post — Why Are UK Libraries Signing a Springer-Nature Deal They Don’t Seem to Like? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in big deal, Business Models, Commerce, Controversial Topics, Economics, elsevier, Jisc, libraries, Open Access, openaccess, ref, risk aversion, Springer Nature, transformative agreements |
As co-host of the Scholarly Communication Podcast, I’ve spent the last six months speaking with university press publishers and small to mid-size commercial book publishers. Here’s what I’ve learned.
10 Trends I Observed Interviewing 10 Publishing Executives About the Future of Academic Books appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in academic books, authors, book publishing, Books, Business Models, libraries, Marketing, monographs, openaccess, Reading, STM versus HSS, university press |
A.J. Boston offers a route for managing closed access e-serials in a way that finds the best value for libraries, the most content for users, keeps publishers solvent, and experiments on behalf of equity.
Guest Post – Manifesto for a New Read Deal appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Advocacy, big deal, Business Models, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility, Economics, Experimentation, libraries, Library, Open Access, openaccess, RAP, Read and Publish, subscription package, transformative agreements, university library |
Open access is public access. With the Nelson OSTP memo as a catalyst for Green-via-Gold, will we still need agency repositories?
The Double-Cost of Green-via-Gold appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Business Models, gold, green, green-via-gold, green-via-paywall, Holdren Memo, Nelson memo, Open Access, openaccess, OSTP, Policy |
Today, Clarivate has installed Bar Veinstein as president for Academic and Government, a move that should bring renewed focus to the product portfolio, writes Roger C. Schonfeld.
Will New Clarivate Leadership Yield a Renewed Focus on Its Products? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Alma, Andy Snyder, Bar Veinstein, Business Models, Clarivate, digital science, discovery, elsevier, Jonathan Gear, Leadership, Metrics and Analytics, openaccess, Organizational Management, ProQuest, Web of Science |
Christos Petrou takes a look at the Guest Editor model for publishing and its recent impact on Hindawi and MDPI, as Clarivate has delisted some of their journals.
Guest Post – Of Special Issues and Journal Purges appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Authority, Business Models, Christos Petrou, Clarivate, Controversial Topics, delisting, ethics, fraud, growth, guest editors, Hindawi, impact factor, MDPI, Metrics and Analytics, Open Access, openaccess, Social Role, special issues |
Reporting on a Mellon-funded open access monograph pilot, UNC Press Director John Sherer notes successes and remaining challenges.
Guest Post — Open Access for Monographs is Here. But Are we Ready for It? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Is the OA movement painting itself into a corner with concerns about new OA rules and regulations?
The Ivies (Plus) Have Concerns about the Nelson OSTP Memo appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Advocacy, Authority, authors, big deal, Business Models, Commerce, Controversial Topics, data publishing, Economics, ethics, libraries, Open Access, Open access (publishing), openaccess, OSTP memo, public access, public policy, Social Role, World of Tomorrow |
Thilo Koerkel presents a new publication, aimed filling the gap between the popular science magazine Scientific American and the highly technical specialist language of research journals. How potentially useful is this approach?
Guest Post — Open Access Beyond Scholarly Journals appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in author summaries, authors, Business Models, Experimentation, gap filling, journal add-ons, lay summaries, new ground, Open Access, openaccess, research |
An interview with Mark Robertson about the CAST/STM report on open access and China.
China and Open Access appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Much of the scholarly publishing sector has already experienced a flight to scale. Today, Roger Schonfeld asks: Is a major consolidation among humanities and social sciences publishers coming next?
Will Humanities and Social Sciences Publishing Consolidate? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in Books, Brill, Business Models, DeGruyter, Economics, market consolidation, Mergers and acquisitions, openaccess, Research Societies, SAGE Publications, Taylor & Francis, university press, Wiley, World of Tomorrow |
Rick Anderson interviews Nick Lindsay of MIT Press about the press’s new shift+OPEN program for subscription journals that want to go OA.
Digging into shift+OPEN: A Conversation with MIT Press appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Looking back at a 2015 post on the idea of interstitial publishing, a new form of publishing that aims to take advantage of what previously was viewed as lost time in between primary events during the day.
Revisiting: Interstitial Publishing appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in authors, Books, Business Models, Commerce, fast fiction, innovation, interstitial, openaccess, Reading, short attention span, World of Tomorrow |
The President of the American Nuclear Society explains why the Nelson Memo may cause trepidation but bring opportunity.
Guest Post — “We are ready to move forward”: A Professional Society’s Route to Open Access appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Posted in American Nuclear Society, ANS, Business Models, F1000, Nelson memo, oa, Open Access, openaccess, OSTP, Policy, Research Societies |